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Seeing Squiggly Lines
No: Curved, wavy lines moving in your vision are likely to be floaters, and if not a new symptom, are likely to be completely benign. New onset floaters, however, warrant an evaluation with an eye md, to rule out a retinal tear. On the other hand, if objects known to be straight are now curved (like door frames), a macular condition could be the cause. This also warrants an evaluation with an eye md. ...Read more
Just yesterday I started seeing greenish squiggly lines. Should I call my primary dr and get a referral. I am freaking out...
Call Eye Doctor: No. You should call your eye doctor directly. ...Read more
I have been seeing these squiggly lines in my eyes, they start off small and get bigger to the point where I can't see with a migraine. What is this?
Just now started seeing squiggly multicolored lines in my vision. Both eyes, happened very suddenly. Should I make a visit to the emergency room?
I've got -50 vision and I've been experiencing seeing small white squigglies quite often. Could it be dangerous long-term?
If im seeing spots in my vision like squiggly lines black and brown and my eye really dark does that mean vision loss? I have hydro
See eye doctor ASAP!: Squiggly lines in the vision with what sounds like a loss of vision (as you describe"dark vision") is worrisome for a hemorrhage inside the eye or a retinal detachment. While the floaters you describe are often associated with normal aging changes of the vitreous gel, sometimes complications like bleeding or a retinal detachment can follow. See your eye doctor immediately! ...Read more
Seeing squiggly line & bright light in periferal and it moves inward. Should I see Internist or eye doctor?
Eye doctor: Definitely see an eye doctorGet a more detailed answer ›
Migraine: You are probably experiencing occipital migraine. You can confirm this by seeing if the same things occurs in each eye when you cover one and then the other. These usually are short lasting (5 min to 2 hours) and cause no permanent changes. If this test does not work as I have indicated, then see your ophthalmologist for a better diagnosis. ...Read more
May be floaters: Floaters are due to imperfections in the clear gel inside the eyeball, and tend to become noticeable as a person ages. Floaters occur in many people, and sometimes are more noticeable if one is looking at a plain blank surface such as a blue sky. Large numbers of floaters, noticeably increasing floaters, flashes of light, changes in vision, etc..., should be evaluated by an md eye doctor. ...Read more
Learned behavior.: It is a learned pattern of behavior. The good thing is that it can be unlearned and replaced with an healthier outlook. Why not look into cognitive behavioral therapy? ...Read more
Youth & Good Genes?: Summary pretty well covers it. Late adolescent/young adult muscles respond best to exercise. Different genetic endowments respond differently to exercise too. You have your age in your favor & probably are gifted in your musculoskeletal system. Also, if you have a history of significant exercise & laid off for awhile, muscles previously developed have "muscle memory" & respond faster & grow more. ...Read more
You need: Promptly ophthamologic evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Needs evaluation: This if in one eye only is usually due to disturbance of the fluids of the back of the eye or the retina. Since it can be serious, you should be evaluated for this occurrence - especially if persistent. Occipital migraines can also create this visual disturbance but will disappear in several minutes to several hours, and occurs in both eyes at the same time. ...Read more
See eye doctor: Certain types of color blindness are hereditary, whereas certain eye conditions may cause color misperceptions. You should be evaluated by an eye care professional to determine if there is an underlying disease that requires treatment. If none, then your doctor can give you information on coping strategies to deal with your visual deficits. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Vitreous floater: Vitreous floater is a separation of the vitreaous, which is the gel in the back of the eye. This usually resolves in 6weeks to 6 months. If is worsens, please see your eye care professional. ...Read more
Psychiatrist: Probably best 2 start with the pro trained 2 look at all aspects of a mental health problem & it's treatment. ...Read more
Vision: This is an unusual symptom. See your doctor. ...Read more
What problem?: What problem? And, what medications?Get a more detailed answer ›
Write it down: Some patients have found it helpful to write brief notes about their symptoms and concerns prior to their appointment. You could hand this to your doctor and then work from there to discuss your symptoms and treatment plan. Best wishes! ...Read more
Response to horror: I agree with dr. Rao about feeling shock, bewilderment, and fear when seeing something disturbing like mutilation and murder. The person also often feels helpless -- not able to do anything in the situation. Also, some have dissociative symptoms: numbness, detachment, decreased emotional responsiveness; reduced awareness of surroundings; derealization; depersonalization; sometimes amnesia too. ...Read more
Finding purpose: Having a purpose in life is critically important to our mental and physical well-being. One technique I use is to imagine you are celebrating your 90th birthday with family and friends. Each one comes up to a podium and tells the audience how you have played a role in his/her life. What do you want them to say; what do you want the others to hear? A life coach may be able to help you with this. ...Read more
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
What's the cause of seeing your for five days and now it reduces to three and its not heavy again?
? Question: Try re-wording the question, not sure what you are asking here. ...Read more
I my vision is filled with small little black dots like I am not seeing clearly. What may this be?
Not normal: Not normal you need to see an eye doctor right away. ...Read more
My vision appears fuzzy and I have Been seeing little black dots for a couple of months now. What is this?
Blurred vision: What "this" is….it is time to see an eye doctor for an exam. It's been going on a couple of months - it's not getting better, go get your eyes checked. ...Read more
What can I do to accept and love myself without seeing a professional? I want to accept myself and my body
Dr. Iam suffering from P.I.V.D.since one month. After seeing Dr. The pain has not subsided totally. Pl advice.
Physical therapy?: Have you been doing PT? If not, you should. Give it a two month period and then see your MD for further evaluation. ...Read more
When eliminating a food you think you might be allergic too, how long does it take to start seeing results?
Different timings: There are different timings of allergic reactions by your body. Some are immediate reactions within minutes of ingestion or exposure to an allergen. Some are delayed reactions, and these can happen even weeks after exposure. Depending on what the type of reaction you are having is, you can see results almost immediately after stopping the offender, or it may take weeks for symptoms to settle down. ...Read more
My husband is a shrink and he says any good shrink knows a good haircut is better then seeing a shrink, do you agree?
It might be: Scarier to see a shrink for some, but seeing a shrink may help to save someone's life. I am not sure that the same can be said for getting your hair cut. ...Read more
What to do if I'm feeling very uneasy and anxious at times seeing the situations in world. Do you ever feel like this?
Many people do: The current world events could make anyone anxious. This is, where mindfulness and staying in the present are very helpful. When you recognize that in this moment you are safe, it is soothing. Do your best to keep returning to the present from thoughts about the past or the future. ...Read more
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